James Dixon King

29 March 1904–January 1985 (Age 80)
Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States

The Life of James Dixon

When James Dixon King was born on 29 March 1904, in Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States, his father, Robert Pinkney King, was 24 and his mother, Verona Caroline McCoy, was 21. He married Lila Mae Wofford on 20 April 1935. He lived in Rural, Clarke, Mississippi Territory, United States in 1935 and Beat 1, Attala, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died in January 1985, in Okolona, Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 80.

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James Dixon King
Lila Mae Wofford
Marriage: 20 April 1935

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20 April 1935
Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 3

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James D King, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dixon J King in household of Robert P King, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Dixon King in entry for Danny Lee King and Cornelia Anne Foster, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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